[CnD] Instant Pot Vortex Plus accessibility

Cristobal Munoz cristobalmuli at gmail.com
Sun Jul 14 22:41:54 EDT 2019

??? I explained below. 

> On Jul 14, 2019, at 7:30 PM, Christina Brino via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
> Is it accessivble? Can you use it with your phone like the old Instant pot?
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>> On Jul 14, 2019, at 9:59 PM, Cristóbal Muñoz via Cookinginthedark <cookinginthedark at acbradio.org> wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I came across a posting for a new appliance from the Instant Pot company.
>> It’s a 7 in 1 counter top air fryer. See:
>> https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/shopping/2019/07/instant-pot-air-fryer
>> Exclusively sold through Walmart right now actually. I guess because of them
>> competing with Amazon Prime Day, they’re taking $20 off of its usual $120
>> price too.
>> Anyway, my reason for posting is to ask if anyone’s bought one or had the
>> chance to play with it yet?
>> I’ve poked around and checked out YouTube videos and everyone seems to love
>> it. Not only is it an air fryer, it’s also a toaster oven, rotisserie,
>> dehydrator and some other stuff that I can’t recall right now. It’s also  10
>> quarts capacity which is way bigger than most air fryers out there.
>> I reached out to a YouTube personality who did an unboxing and some other
>> videos on it and asked her if there were dedicated areas on the display
>> touchscreen. Buttons would be better, but even with a touchscreen, it could
>> be workable with some marking up/labeling. This is her response.
>> “Hello. What wonderful questions. I did a little research for you using my
>> Vortex and what I fund was, each function does have it's own designated area
>> to press that is constant. The increase and decrease area for time and
>> temperature always go up in down in the same increments if you quickly
>> depress it (The time goes up and down by increments of 1 min and the
>> temperature in increments of 5 degrees). However, all of the modes start at
>> the last temperature and time you used it last. It would have been so much
>> better had they each defaulted to a set time/temperature. Hope this helps”
>> This jives with what my sighted wife saw on videos too.
>> My only concern was where the YouTube lady mentioned that it remembered your
>> last user settings. This would be a problem. I asked her if there was any
>> way to somehow reset the device to some sort of default time/temp. Sadly,
>> she said from her playing with it, (unplugging and plugging back in,
>> pressing and holding a button, etc) no. It remembered whatever the last
>> temp/time was.
>> This is probably a deal breaker for me then since there would be no way
>> without sighted help to know what temp/time you’re starting off at.
>> So, if anyone does in fact know how to reset the Vortex Plus (I’m surprised
>> that they didn’t include some sort of default reset even as a mainstream
>> option), I’d really like to know how to do it.
>> That aside, writing to the manufacture inquiring about this one feature that
>> again, would be the only real barrier from a totally blind person using it
>> would I’m sure help for any future releases of this appliance. The YouTube
>> lady said she was also going to write them asking/lobbying that this be
>> included in the future as well.
>> I’ll be doing the same as soon as I send this email.
>> Thanks,
>> Cristóbal
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